Discover the Cost of a Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License in GA

Georgia Fishing: Get Your Lifetime License for Hunt and Fish

If you’re an avid angler or hunter in Georgia, a lifetime sportsman’s license is a great investment that provides all state paid recreational hunting and fishing privileges for life. Here’s what you need to know about obtaining your lifetime license.

Eligibility and Pricing

Lifetime licenses are available to Georgia residents of all ages at the following prices:

AgeLicense Cost
Under 2$500
Military/Veterans (16-49)$600

Georgia residents born before July 1, 1952 are eligible for a free Senior Lifetime Sportsman’s License. Proof of residency, such as a Georgia driver’s license or state ID, is required.

Non-residents can only obtain a lifetime license until age 2, with one exception – non-resident grandchildren of current resident lifetime license holders can get one until age 16.

What’s Included

A lifetime sportsman’s license includes privileges for:

  • Hunting
  • Big Game
  • Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Access
  • Saltwater and Freshwater Fishing
  • Mountain Trout Fishing
  • Georgia Waterfowl and Migratory Bird Hunting

You will still need to obtain free annual harvest records for deer, turkey, and alligator, as well as the free annual Georgia Waterfowl and Migratory Bird Stamp. A federal duck stamp is also required for waterfowl hunting.

How to Apply

You can apply for a lifetime license by:

  1. Downloading the application at
  2. Providing required documents such as proof of residency and hunter education certification
  3. Mailing the completed application and payment to the address listed

Lifetime licenses are not available for online or retail purchase for residents 2 and older. You can buy them in-person at select WRD offices.

Other License Options

If a lifetime license isn’t right for you, Georgia offers a variety of other fishing and hunting licenses, including:

  • Annual Sportsman’s Licenses for $65 (residents) or $400 (non-residents)
  • Annual Hunting or Fishing Licenses for $15 (residents) or $100/$50 (non-residents)
  • Short-term Licenses (1 to 10 days) at reduced rates
  • Senior Annual Sportsman’s License for $7 (residents 65+)

These can be purchased online, by phone, or from license agents statewide.


A Georgia lifetime sportsman’s license provides a great value for dedicated hunters and anglers. Consider your age, residency, and long-term outdoor activity plans to determine if it’s the right choice for you. By purchasing a license, you directly fund wildlife conservation efforts in Georgia.

To learn more or apply, visit the official Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Division website at or call 1-800-366-2661.

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